In Pompano Beach, Florida, travelers and locals alike take full advantage of happy hour specials to get more bang for their buck, save money for other pursuits (including authentic experiences), and get a head start on dinner crowds. The best happy hours in Pompano Beach provide discounts on everything from appetizer “shareables” to ice-cold beer and house-made mojitos. Many of the area’s top-rated restaurants lie east of the Intracoastal Waterway just steps from the vast Atlantic Ocean and Beach Vacation Rentals’ award-winning (and fully-furnished) accommodations.
Pompano Beach’s Best Happy Hours
Most “cheap eats” and mid-range restaurants in Pompano Beach feature some sort of happy hour, whether that’s in the form of drink specials, discounted entrees, or low-priced appetizers. It’s worth noting that all of our top-rated apartments and boutique condos feature full kitchens, so think of these five hand-selected happy hours as a before (or after) meal complement. ALL of these restaurants and bars have large outdoor areas! Without further ado, let’s start the list with the Foundry, just West of the Intracoastal Waterway bridge.
1. The Foundry
You wouldn’t expect a culinary staple like The Foundry to also offer a three-hour happy hour in the heart of Pompano Beach’s bustling Atlantic Boulevard business district. The Foundry’s happy hour runs from 4–7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Select margaritas, mojitos, wine pours, and cocktails only cost an Abe Lincoln. $8 shareables range from crispy calamari to short rib flatbread and fire-roasted wings (choose the orange chipotle).
Galuppi’s flanks the Pompano Municipal Golf facility with a large sports bar that also spills outdoors to offer beautiful golf vistas and a large, covered live music venue for outdoor restaurant and bar patrons. Happy Hour includes free entertainment most afternoons and evenings and tribute bands on weekends. Patrons enjoy a classic buy one, get one free special that includes draft beer, house wine, and premium liquor. We highly recommend reserving a table at Galuppi’s between 4–7 p.m. on Thursday for the “Bottomless Tacos.” Tuesday’s $15.99 New York strip steak is also a head-turning bargain.
Flanigan’s is a beloved South Florida restaurant/sports bar chain that launched in 1959. Known for seafood, ribs, and burgers, its original (and best) location is right here in Pompano Beach! Flanigan’s self-proclaimed “best in town” happy hour includes deep discounts on ALL beer, wine, and spirits. Fun themed nights, such as “Wing It Wednesday” and “Mexican Monday,” feature free food with pitchers of beer, spiked tea, or soda.
4. Sunset Catch
Sunset Catch is the only restaurant on this list to not feature discounted food during happy hour (5–6:30 p.m.), but it’s exceedingly difficult to find $5 mojitos and great water views in one place. Greet the sunset across the Intracoastal Waterway with a “Spicy Mango Mojito” and a plate of mouthwatering steamed lobster, flash-fried yellowtail snapper, or pan-seared sea bass at this local seafood staple.
This fun, Caribbean-style beachfront eatery is two miles south of Pompano in the town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea where Commercial Boulevard ends at the ocean. Upon arrival, nab a seat at the bar to enjoy half-priced drinks (ranging from house margaritas to Bloody Marys and domestic beer) and some of the tastiest (and cheapest) seafood in town. Small plates start at $3.99, including the Friday pig roast, Blue Point oysters, Jamaican jerk chicken wings, tuna sashimi, and so much more!
Weekly Rentals in Pompano Beach
Start and finish each day of boating adventures, cultural arts, and culinary delights enjoying one of Beach Vacation Rentals’ top-rated accommodations. We manage six boutique properties in Pompano Beach, all of which are steps from the ocean, countless restaurants, and a wide variety of attractions and activities. On-site amenities include pool access, private seating areas, full kitchens, ultra-comfortable furnishings, and free Wi-Fi. Whether you stay for three nights or three months, Beach Vacation Rentals also is highly rated for temporary housing and extended stay corporate housing, always living up to its 2019 Small Business of the Year Award by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber. Please take a peek at our vacation specials to save some money on a future stay, whether that be this winter or next summer!